IMGP0591A few weeks back, I played Petanque for the first time.  It’s a nice game for a night out with friends.  Just competitive enough to be interesting, but doesn’t take too much brain power so you can focus on conversations (or taking photos, which is what I was doing hehe.)
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Polo at Kokkedal Slot


Last Sunday June 17th I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a polo match at Kokkedal Slot.  Kokkedal Slot was the inspiration for Baltazar’s castle in my novel ‘Nordic Nights.’  This was the first time I had visited in real life and it lived up to my expectations!  What a lovely place, next time I will surely have lunch upon the terrace.

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Handcuffed in Newport Beach

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The Kooples Dress (here)

The dress where every photo looks good.  There’s something about the neckline and the color and the fabric that complements my face.  The two brands I trust for always being on point with exceptional quality are Joie and The Kooples.  They are pricey, but the secret is to try on all the clothes at the beginning of the season, make a list of what you want, then wait for the sale.  You may only get one piece a season, but really what more do you need? Continue reading “Handcuffed in Newport Beach”



The ultimate power couple…the ultimate couple in fashion…Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl.  Now I know, and you know, that many of these photos are staged (especially the ‘candid’ instagram photos) as their body language is always that of a doting couple in the first blush of love.  And many people will dismiss this ‘idealization’ of love as fake and materialistic.  But I have another take…


Seeing positive…and visually beautiful…depictions of love is very inspiring.  Not to mention the discipline, hard work, and teamwork it takes Johannes and Olivia to create these photos.  They work really well together to be able to create this ‘allusion of perfection.’  A happy couple creates their own little ‘world,’ their own ‘culture’ unique to their relationship…and these images are Johannes and Olivia’s creation and for that I salute them!

At the end of the day, these pictures took Practice and as a result they are timeless.

Now the question is…*raises hands in steeple position as she gets a devilishly-thoughty look on her face* how do I…the Christine….get my boyfriend to agree to be a catalog model with me?  Hmmm….Que The Maniacal Laugh!!!

Olivia + Johannes Photos = Filed Under #RelationshipGoals!!!

One last comment…it’s amazing how many different ‘poses’ these two manage to create.  That’s why I created this post…to have a reference list of different ways to stand with my significant other when a camera is pointed in my direction.


Everyday Summer Nautical

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Shorts and Top:  H&M

To save money this summer, I’ve decided that everything in my everyday wardrobe will have a nautical theme.  That means I only need one pair of shoes…these navy espadrilles.  This saves time and money and ensures that I always look put together.  Now I admit that these shorts are a bit ‘short’, but this is a more casual outfit for around the house.

In Search of a Picnic Spot Day 1

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I took these photos with my cell phone as I was walking around trying to find blog photo locations and picnic locations!  I found this picnic table behind an apartment building…I would love to eat dinner here 🙂